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Live from the 8th International Wheat Conference (St. Petersburg, Russia) – day 3 and 4

June 4, 2010

4669283626_59a7170be0_zThe agenda for day 3 of the event (03 June 2010) was content-lighter, with an afternoon visit to Catherina’s Palace in Carskoe Silo (Pushkin village) , near St. Petersburg. The morning, however, was dedicated to presentations of the 6th session – ‘Biotechnological and genomics tools in wheat improvement.’ Presenters included E. Akhunov, R. DePauw, P.M. Chandler, S. Dresigacker, T. Lumpkin, K. Eversole, P. Sourdille, W. Daowen, and R. Trethowan).

The last day of the confrerence started with plenary session 7 – ‘Wheat genetics and breeding for grain quality.’ Among the presenters appeared P.Shewry, I. Ortiz-Monasterio, S.L.K.Hsam, N.Litvinenko, W. Tao, and D. Vazquez. After lunch and poster presentations, the last session (8) of the conference began, focusing on  Global research initiatives and international co-operation presented by M.Reynolds, A.van Gastel, T. Payne, D. Cornes, E. Runge, and H.J. Braun.

The organizing commitee (newly compiled of 29 memebers) is collecting applications for the organization of the 9th IWC in 2015. Applications will be accepted up until 01 October 2010.

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